Date: 5th January 2001
Former BEVERLY HILLS 90210 star SHANNEN DOHERTY was so furious at being arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, she had to be body slammed to the floor by a female deputy sheriff.
Doherty was driving her Ford pickup truck on a freeway in Los Angeles two days after Christmas when she was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol at 3 am last Thursday (28DEC00).
According to American tabloid THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER, Doherty, who back in 1997 was ordered into anger management counselling for hurling a beer bottle at a car outside a Hollywood bar, hit out and swore at her jailers at Ventura County Jail.
A source told the paper Doherty, "fought with her jailers and loudly cussed them out". The source adds Doherty was so angry when she was brought to the jail in handcuffs she had to be bodyslammed to the floor when she refused to be fingerprinted and screamed, "don't you b**tards know who I am?", as she was put in a cell.
A pal of Doherty's says, "But when her on-and-off fiance of six years, ROB WEISS, finally dumped her just before Christmas, saying she was too hard to handle, she fell apart." The actress is due to appear in court on January 26 (01). (LE/NE/CPT)